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Khabib Nurmagomedov shares his view on “How Dan hooker can beat Islam makhachev”

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker

While speaking to fans in U.K, Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared his view what are the chances of dan hooker beating his brother islam makhachev.

Islam Makhachev was originally set against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, But after withdrawal of RDA, Makhachev (201 MMA, 91 UFC) will now face Hooker (2,110 MMA, 116 UFC) on October 30 at UFC 267.

Hooker is coming from a win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266. despite having faced many fighters with excellent jiu-jitsu like Gilbert Burns and All American and former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, Nurmagomedov doesn’t see Hooker having an answer to Makhachev’s wrestling game.

“It’s gonna be a good challenge. He’s (Hooker) No. 6 in the rankings, but I think Hooker never fought someone like Islam. All his fights have been against striker. I don’t know what he’s going to do with Islam’s wrestling, pressure, dominance on the ground, how he’s gonna stop him. Only one thing he has is a lucky punch. Without this, 99 percent Islam mauls him.”

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Makhachev currently has a winning streak of eight fights. The 30 year old has been touted as a future champion and now that his teammate and mentor Nurmagomedov is retired, he is ready to carry the torch with “The Eagle” in his corner.

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